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  • Kymmm's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Kymmm replied to a thread Walgreens 2014 in General Halloween
    Thank you for offering to help! My brother found a jack in Texas so he's going to mail it to me! Yay!! Thanks again!
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    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    Kymmm replied to a thread Walgreens 2014 in General Halloween
    Hi all.. I have called over 20 stores in my area and they are all sold out of the life sized Jack and Oogie hanging characters. If anyone was lucky enough to get extra and would'nt mind parting with one, could you please PM me? I would happily buy them from you. Thanks!!
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    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    I know this is the Secret Reaper thread but I just had to throw this out there.. if anyone has an extra Jack and Oogie, I will buy them from you... Please let me know.. Thanks all! Oh, and keep on Reapin!! I'm enjoying every pic!!
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    Huge floor plan, but sadly unfurnished.
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Wow! That's a million-dollar post right there. Just packed with info. You make this stuff look SOOOOO easy. :) I don't mind the idea of the cloth, but as it is it kinda looks like a shawl... I don't know how you'd make it look costume-y. I agree with FH that you definitely don't want to cover up too much of the awesome detailing.
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    I don't think I have the mad skillz required to pull that off. Also, huge head.
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    I don't much go in for the collector cups etc, but the Malificent cup in this post looks kind of amazing. They're really working hard to get us to the parks. But something everyone can enjoy, if you click refresh the blog has a bunch of Halloween related Disney images that rotate through the header. http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/09/halloween-time-novelty-items-to-materialize-at-disneyland-resort/
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    What an awesome idea! Looking forward to seeing them. How about adding a clock sound to the Hook tombstone? You could either use a cheap MP3 player and speakers or just hide a noisy clock behind it. I remember someone years ago did a great Headless Horseman prop and had the sound of horses hooves kick in periodically, and I've thought sound was a great touch ever since.
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  • Phantom Blue's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 AM
    Phantom Blue replied to a thread Prop Showcase: New and needing help! in Halloween Props
    Welcome cricket515. I used the old wood fence planks for my window covers and hung them by drilling a center anchor into the brick above my window and wrapping an old hanger around the top of each of the top slats. When I get done warping the hanger around, I left the hook part of the hanger towards the top and used that to hang up the window covers. I do the whole ground level of the house and have never had a problem with wind or panels coming down.....easy on, easy off and the wood is...
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  • Living Dead Girl 1031's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 AM
    I have had my eye on this creepy ghost child for such a long time and I remember your post about this guy! That must hav been back when michaels actually had some nice props, not hte cheap stuff they sell at an outrageous price nowadays. He has that creep factor that I just love and haven't been successful in finding him. You're right he's nearly impossible to find! Palladino- if you don't mind me asking, where did you end up finiding him? And your dog is adorable, funny how he was drawn...
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    09-29-2014, 09:02 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Kymmm's profile
    I think you should incorporate the painters into the haunt! :) We bought one of those fire and ice spots from Spirit. No idea what we'll do with it. I've got pretty modest hopes this year...stuff going on so I'll be happy if we just get the usual stuff up. But sometimes ideas pop-up at the last minute. :)
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 08:52 PM
    I haven't even seen it anywhere except the video. I think it likely IS a park exclusive, and unfortunately I've been away from the Disneyland for faaaar too long. Hopefully a regular park visitor will chime in.
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    09-29-2014, 08:42 PM
    Hey Mr. Toad! Welcome to the boards! Yeah, no shortage of inspiration around here. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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    09-29-2014, 07:33 PM
    I'm thinking something must be off with the database here because my search results lately seem to be off. It seems to direct me to the right thread but the wrong page. I like to use Google search a fair bit. If you type in... site://halloweenforum.com ...followed by your search term, it'll just search this site.
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  • Phantom Blue's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 05:23 PM
    I'll take 2 or 3 you have extra? It looks great!
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 02:39 PM
    Waaay down on this page...MiceChat has a few shots of some new HM Merchandise that include a lenticular t-shirt of the Ghost Host, a Diecast model of the hearse, Bat stanchion ice trays, and stretching portrait cloth napkins. As always with MiceChat it's just one huge freaking page with a million photos, with no way to link to the specific section so maybe not a great page to check on your cellphone. The merchandise photos are just a little before the comments section at the bottom.
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    09-29-2014, 12:40 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on rwolfe's profile
    Hey Robin! No such luck with the photos. I don't think there's any function on the forum for rotating that I know of. I think the way you're doing things is the only solution. The problem with the photos...if you take them on your smartphone, the phone can pull data from the file that lets them know what orientation to display them in. The phone doesn't actually permanently rotate the file to the correct rotation, it's just kind of doing the equivalent of turning it's little digital head. ...
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 11:58 AM
    Hello! Checking in to see how the "eff all rats" rebuild operation is going so far - hopefully good!
  • Phantom Blue's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 11:28 AM
    Thanks Blarghity - 1 - plywood | 4 foam layers - lots of liquid nails, gorilla glue, acyclic pain & clear polyurethane fantasma79 - this is a new sign, so I don't have any input on effectiveness of the polyurethane.
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 11:11 AM
    No worries! Glad you had a decent shopping trip. :) I was at another Target today and they only had two boxes. So weird!
  • Phantom Blue's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 09:19 AM
    Phantom Blue replied to a thread Static: Gorilla Glue or Minwax? in Halloween Props
    Quick follow-up in case this helps: Since I had the clear polyurethane already, I went for it and used 3 coats on the front and one on the back side and this is how it turned out. You guys were right about the white part turning a little yellowish, it gives it an older look. Thanks again for the tips. PB
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  • Phantom Blue's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 09:15 AM
    Make sure and test the clear polyurethane on a piece of scrap, as it might dry slightly with a yellow tint. Attached is a pic of a foam sign I made this year with several layers of acyclic paint then 3 coats of clear polyurethane. Mine did dry with a yellow/brownish tint, but gives it a weathered feel to the white part. This will not protect the foam like a hard coat, but will give it protection from the rain. Fellow forum members Duckstruck & Jbaum gave me the same advice about using...
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  • Phantom Blue's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 08:10 AM
    Aye matey, thar be a great build....EXCELLENT WORK!
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    09-29-2014, 07:06 AM
    Phantom Blue replied to a thread Static: 10 foot tall spider in Halloween Props
    Great Spider! Are you going to use it as a entrance where you walk underneath it to enter? Nice start.
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  • Living Dead Girl 1031's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 04:56 AM
    I'm so glad you loved everything and I am SO bummed about the broken items :mad: I think sometimes people see a fun box and purposely want to mess it up :( OMG the blood from the brain though! I can't even imagine what someone would think opening it and seeing blood everywhere, that really stinks! had so much fun crafting your gifts for you! Everyone's reapers did such a great job, all the creativity I'm seeing is beyond amazing! Plus all the extra stalking everyone did to find out their...
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    Huge floor plan, but sadly unfurnished.
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    I don't think I have the mad skillz required to pull that off. Also, huge head.
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    And yet, there's more - pictures that is!

    I think I'm keeping up. This last day or so was pretty productive, anyways. Got some other things I still want to make but, fingers crossed, parts of it are coming together at least.

    Saw a house decorated already today in our neighborhood! Now *those* people are ahead of the pack.

    I love your mad scientist gear so far. Looks very functional!
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    Hey Bam. Yeah, we bought that, Bam. Not really what we wanted, but my wife was thinking she wanted to do some kind of water thing this year, and this was going for something like 60% off. She likes to have something new to kickstart her thought process.
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    Not looking like there's gonna be much in the way of excitement this year, Bam. Probably just the same stuff as last year. Not sure if this is early or not...it seems late, but maybe the Forums are affecting my judgement.
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    Hey Bam! How's progress there? Just finally getting started but likely won't have anything new to share for a while at least.

    But weather her is amazing!
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    Definitely not my car. Not 100% sure but I think that was Grampa's car from the Munsters. The local Historic village did a car show of TV cars and replicas. That one fit the Halloween theme.
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    I did not know that! I know the majority of effects are done on computer these days, but it's amazing how much the old effects hold up.
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    I just took a look in the basement. It turns out we've actually bought that book. I seem to remember my wife saying it was pretty academic reading though. I should give it a go.

    I hadn't heard of the cloud thing. For film? Is that like the volcanic smoke plumes in the link I sent you?
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